EU research meets local case studies

Nieuws - 09 maart 2022 - Circular Built Environment Hub

What do EU research findings have in common with locally adapted circularity strategies? They are both integral parts of TU Delft’s latest online professional education course supporting sustainable regional development entitled 'Spatial Circularity Strategies for Sustainable Regional Development'. 

“Widespread principles for circular city (regional) planning often reduce the challenge to the redesign of value chains. They primarily aim to reduce waste and pollution and to keep resources and materials in loops as long as possible” says Alexander Wandl, Associate Professor at the Section of Environmental Technology and Design, Department of Urbanism (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) and course initiator. “This approach, however, ignores the fact that the transition also has a spatial aspect to consider”, he explains, “Future circular cities and regions will look vastly different from our contemporary linear built environment, and will need different forms of infrastructure, buildings, open spaces, urban configurations and relations between the city and the countryside”.

Read the full article about the professional education course ‘Spatial Circularity Strategies for Sustainable Regional Development’ on the TU Delft Extension School website.